- Notes on Contributors
thomas augst is associate professor and chair of the English Department at New York University, where he teaches courses in American literary and cultural history and archive-based digital scholarship. He is the author of The Clerk's Tale: Young Men and Moral Life (U of Chicago P, 2003), and the coeditor of Institutions of Reading: The Social Life of Libraries (U of Massachusetts P, 2007). He recently served as editor of a special issue of American Literary History on "Archives" (Summer 2017), and is director of NewYorkScapes, a research collaborative dedicated to place-based learning and project-based collaboration in the urban humanities and social sciences. He is completing a book about temperance and mass culture in nineteenth-century America.
michelle burnham is professor of English at Santa Clara University, where she teaches courses in early American and Native American literatures, and popular culture. She has recently completed a book on transoceanic American writing and the revolutionary Pacific, which will be published by Oxford University Press.
tara bynum is assistant professor of African American literature and culture at Hampshire College. Her book project "Reading Pleasures" is currently under contract with the University of Illinois Press for its New Black Studies series. Her essays have appeared or are forthcoming in American Periodicals, CommonPlace, J19, and Legacy.
daniel diez couch is assistant professor of English at the US Air Force Academy. He is currently at work on a book manuscript that examines the history of literary fragments, entitled "American Fragments: The Political Aesthetic of Literary Ruins in the Early Republic." His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Early American Literature, Studies in American Fiction, Early American Studies, and The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation.
andy doolen is professor of English at the University of Kentucky. He is the author of Territories of Empire: U.S. Writing from the Louisiana Purchase to Mexican Independence (Oxford, 2014) and Fugitive Empire: Locating Early American Imperialism (Minnesota, 2005). His essays and reviews have appeared in many journals and collections, including American Literature, American Literary History, Studies in American Fiction, Cambridge History of American Women's Literature, and Mapping Region in Early American Writing.
anna mae duane is associate professor of English at the University of Connecticut, where she teaches classes in early American literature, childhood studies, and disability studies. She is currently working on a manuscript exploring the lives of James McCune Smith and Henry Highland Garnet, who met as schoolboys at the New York African Free School in the 1820s.
jonathan ebel is professor in the Department of Religion at the University of Illinois, Urbana−Champaign. He is the author of G.I. Messiahs: Soldiering, War, and American Civil Religion (Yale, 2015), and Faith in the Fight: Religion and the American Soldier in the Great War (Princeton, 2010). His current research focuses on religion and agricultural migration in New Deal California. Ebel is a 2017–18 recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.
emily garcía is associate professor of English and Latina/o/x and Latin American studies at Northeastern Illinois University. Her work has been published in venues including the journal Literature in the Early American Republic and the edited volume The Latino Nineteenth Century. Her current book project, "Novel Diplomacies: Literary and Cultural Interdependence Across the Americas," examines Spanish-and English-language writing from the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries to reveal how networks of cultural and aesthetic interdependence shaped the work of national foundation across the hemisphere.
pedro garcía-caro is associate professor of Spanish at the University of Oregon. He has recently contributed a chapter entitled "Performing to a Captive Audience: Dramatic Encounters in the Borderlands of Empire" to The Cambridge History of Latino/a American Literature (2018), edited by John Morán González and Laura Lomas. He directs the Latin American Studies Program at the University of Oregon, where he has animated a contemporary staging of Tricks to Inherit in English. He is currently working on his second monograph on the literatures and mining in the Americas.
kirsten silva gruesz is professor of literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is the author of Ambassadors of Culture: The Transamerican Origins of Latino...